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Showing Off Their Skills

WAIKELE (KHNL) --  Students at an Oahu school Wednesday showed off just how much they've learned this school year.

It was an event where the kids hit all the right notes.

"Hawaii is a melting pot. a rainbow of colors..."

It's a history and music lesson - combined.

For one night, the second grade students at Waikele Elementary School turn into opera singers!

They perform a student-written opera about the "Cultures of Old Waipahu".

We did research and then put all our research together in a song. And then we practiced to perfection", said second grade student Shanna Inouye.

And helping them perfect the act? The Hawaii Opera Theatre.

"They actually wrote the story themselves and we took the story that they wrote & set them to opera tunes and now they're performing it", said Erik Haines of the Hawaii Opera Theatre.

The history of Hawaii's diverse cultures is at the center of this unique performance.

"Filipino food it tastes so good. If you want to try it, you really should", sang the kids.

"Sometimes it's funny, sometimes it's serious and sometimes it just makes you want to get up and dance."

A perfect mix, just like our island culture...

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